Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health ( SWASTH )

Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST)
Government of Bihar initiative supported by Department for International Development, UK

 
 

Gender

Gender is a key cross-sectoral theme which BTAST has worked on through various programmes that being undertaken by the three nodal departments for SWASTH and most importantly through the Women’s Development Corporation (WDC). 
 
Primarily this has included:
  • Strengthening capacities and institutionalised processes for an improved response to gender and social equity concerns across the various sectors.
  • Facilitating women’s empowerment at the grassroots level through participatory learning approaches that focus on awareness and behaviour change on HNWASH issues. 
  • Helping build a strong and co-ordinated response and redressal mechanism onviolence against women. 

 


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